Monthly Archives: June 2024

Courthouse Steps

I have a list of classic quilt patterns I want to make one day, and Courthouse Steps has been on the list for a while. Today, it gets checked off as done!


This quilt features Denyse Schmidt’s Bonny fabric and Ruby + Bee solids.


You may recall I made Denyse’s version of Courthouse Steps, called Courting Steps, back in 2021 for the launch of her Darling collection. It was photographed for the look book and you can read about it HERE. Ever since then, I’ve known I wanted to make my own Courthouse Steps quilt and I thought Bonny would be perfect.


I love this pattern, love this fabric, and I’m overall pleased with how it turned out.  I was a little hesitant to include the solid really dark fabrics, which when you step back really stick out, but I think it’s okay. Thoughts?


I tried to spread the dark fabric evenly throughout the quilt so it looks balanced. I also just really liked some of the Bonny fabrics paired with the dark colors. And if there’s anything I always say when quilting, do what you like. Who cares if someone else doesn’t like it!


Going into this project I had a stack of Ruby + Bee fat quarters that has now shrunk. I’ve cut into it a bit for previous quilts but this one really used a lot of the fabric.


The Ruby + Bee colors are so good and I know they’ve recently expanded with even more color options. I might have to invest in a new fat quarter bundle to keep in my stash. Isn’t it nice having the right solid color on-hand when you need it?


That’s all for now. As always, thanks for being here and reading; I’ll be back later with more. In the meantime, you can keep up with all my recent happenings over on Instagram.